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5.0 out of 5 stars Ha ha ha Jeter sucks, March 4, 2007
This review is from: The Fielding Bible (Paperback)
I endorse any book that demonstrates how bad a fielder Derek Jeter is. You have actual writers in NYC opining that he's one of the best fielding shortstops of all time when any and every fielding metric indicates that, in fact, he is one of the worst. Phil Rizzuto is rolling in his grave and he isn't even dead yet. One of the best things this book does is that it demonstrates in exhausting detail how bad Jeter is (in 2005, so bad that once you take defense into account Adam Everett and his moribund bat were nearly as good as Jeter and his holey glove).

Beyond that, though, the ratings line up pretty well with what you'd expect them to be. Ichiro is a very rangey RF with a plus arm (although not nearly as plus as Vlad Guerrero or Jose Guillen). Andruw Jones is made of aWesome. Richie Sexson is a really terrible fielder but Adrian Beltre is really good (sorry for all the Mariners; I live here). The order of the rankings isn't groundbreaking but the fact that the system is able to quantify the players so well definitely is.

But mostly, it shows that jeter sux lol
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